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Our Lady of Guadalupe (Will Come)

from Physics Says by Jon Hughes



Our Lady of Guadalupe (Will Come)

Fire sparks in sandalwood tear jerks
So our lady of Guadalupe will come
And kiss my hands
They're cracked and broken
From being in places
They shouldn't have been.
And Sister Mary Cellar just smiles off
As we collectively thumb
Through magazine stock
Of apple-skinned pages
Of things we didn't
And wished we had done.

Candle smoke for candlestick walls dear
'Til our lady of Guadalupe comes
And cleans our hearts
Of residual horrors
From being in places
We shouldn't have been.
Cause all that's in an echo is noise here
Under the clerestory sun
Where light rays span
To look like glory
But flicker too often
For fooling anyone.

I'll be in and out of my head, dear—
Myself and another at once—
A waggly eye,
For one to look after,
Or for what it shakes off,
Off with a shudder
When the looking is done.
And you shall see what is murder
When our lady of Guadalupe comes
And kisses my hands,
They've cracked and broken
The things they were after
And shouldn't have been.


from Physics Says, released May 5, 2007


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Jon Hughes Ireland

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Hughes, has been based in Ireland since 2005. He has shared a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock.

Hughes' latest collection of songs, "Sunshine Remorse", was released in January of 2019.
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